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  Richmond’s Mayor Levar Stoney is calling on Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia General Assembly to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.  This is a major announcement for the incumbent candidate as he nears a very contentious election in November. The Mayor, who was recently featured in an article on the Huffington Post, sent a […]

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is making some adjustments to the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget due to expected losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Stoney revealed on Monday he has reduced his spending plan for fiscal year 2021 by nearly 39-million dollars, which includes canceling a raise for city employees and freezing vacant positions.  […]

  Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney sat on the Jamestown anniversary planning committee until his resignation on Wednesday. Mayor Stoney sites his reason for stepping down was an invitation to President Trump. If Trump shows up next week, top Virginia Democrats have already said that they will threatened to boycott the 400th anniversary celebration. Mayor Stoney […]

Mayor Levar Stoney introduced a proposed ban to Richmond City Council one week ago and tonight it will be discussed. A council committee gave the go-ahead last week. The rule would prohibit firearms in city-owned buildings and public parks. State lawmakers are meeting for a special session next week to discuss gun control measures. A […]

Clovia Lawrence of Radio One Richmond attended the press conference on the steps of Richmond City Hall ahead of the General Assembly special session on July 9, 2019. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney wants to ban guns in municipal buildings and parks. Stoney introduced an ordinance yesterday following the murders of 12 individuals in Virginia Beach […]

Michigan State University's Myya D. Jones has big plans for her hometown!

Is there money in the city budget to prevent school closures? Richmond City Council members are trying to find more money for city schools as they look at options to shut down at least eight Richmond city schools to make up for an 18-million dollar budget shortfall. At Monday night’s meeting in council chambers, some […]

Douglasville residents were thrilled to see a change in the political makeup of their small, rural city last week when Rochelle Robinson was elected mayor, making her both the first female and the first Black politician to hold the seat,

Nick Mosby, Baltimore councilman and husband of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, has announced his candidacy for mayor.

Richmond City Council President Michelle R. Mosby says it’s official she will run for mayor in 2016. Council President Mosby told the Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals last week. She is the third member of the City Council to become a mayoral candidate. President Victor Rogers of the Young Professionals confirmed President Mosby’s announcement at […]

Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones appoints the city’s new police chief during a press conference at City Hall yesterday. Veteran officer Alfred Durham will take over the post next week. Chief Durham replaces the retiring Ray Tarasovic who will exit the post later this month. Al Durham retired from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department in October of […]

Richmond, Va- Richmond will have a new police chief by this afternoon. Mayor Dwight C. Jones will hold a personnel press conference today at 1pm to name the city’s new chief of police. Former chief Ray Tarasovic retired in January after serving for two years following a temporary retirement. Mayor Jones said at a press conference last month […]